live to ride

live to ride
“Viva Para Montar” (literal translation “live to mount”) – pretty much covers his 2 loves…

viva

Posted on August 16th, 2004 in Tattoos are Personal | Permalink

greenery

greenery
reader smoke-in support from somewhere very green and mellow, peace out…

green

Posted on August 13th, 2004 in CityRag Smoke-in | Permalink

here she comes again

here she comes again
goodbye Alex, hello Bonnie. another f’in weekend of rain. this photo was shot last Friday as the remnants of hurricane Alex blasted in. forecasts expect Bonnie to produce a wicked deja vu tonight…

halex

Posted on August 13th, 2004 in NY Photos | Permalink

the drunk room

the drunk room
droomthe Dark Room opening last night was a blast! lots of party people in the house, awesome space, comfortable room, beautiful bartenders, good tunes. and a 2 hour open bar that rocked (6 Stolis in under 2 hours) ummm, good party. hope some readers out there were able to follow the tip!

Posted on August 13th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

Buddy and the baby – part 2

Buddy and the baby – part 2
the thing is, Buddy isn’t much of a kisser. if he really likes you, you might get one. except for our friend’s baby. we can’t keep Buddy away from him. about now he’s realized we don’t want him licking the baby all day. so he sits patiently, watching for a moment when we look away, and he runs in and licks him like a lollypop…

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Posted on August 13th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog,NY Profiles | Permalink

neighborhood loyalty

neighborhood loyalty
continuing with submission Thursday… reader Marissa was kind enough to share a story she’d written on life in NYC. we love this snippet on neighborhood aesthetics…
“New Yorkers carry immense pride for the neighborhoods they live in. Here in New York it’s no shock that homeless people live on almost every single street. But what you may not realize is that even they proudly represent their neighborhoods. For instance, I live in an area called Murray Hill. It’s known for being a little pretentious and somewhat high-fashion. Therefore, the homeless woman who lives outside my building stylishly sports Ugg Boots, a Louis Vuitton bag and Gucci shades. If that’s not neighborhood loyalty, I don’t know what is!”

seeing Adam Purple outside our door in the LES everyday, we give this observation a hearty AMEN!

Posted on August 12th, 2004 in NY Profiles | Permalink

hidden history

hidden history
we love NYC construction. not just for the giant cranes, wonder bread trucks and sexy hard hats, but the amazing peak it can give into New York’s past. after seeing our post earlier this week on the Chashama demolition, reader EG sent over this great pic he snapped last month; catching an interesting piece of history peaking out, that’s now gone forever…

chashmanew

Posted on August 12th, 2004 in NY Construction | Permalink

new bar opening on Ludlow tonight!

new bar opening on Ludlow tonight!
the Dark Room – a BEAUTIFUL new bar opens tonight in the former location of Ludlow Bar (formerly, formerly the Ludlow St Café, for old schoolers.) with promises of an open bar from 8-10!

darkroom

2 of our genius artist/design friends who’ve been behind some of the best bars on both coasts (Beauty Bar, the Coral Room and Tainted Lady Lounge are some in NYC) have been working on the interior, so we snagged a preview – and it’s fucking fabulous! dark, sleek, sexy and welcoming. gorgeous stone used throughout, big bars with rich, dark wood, great lighting, big luxurious padded boths all around. the deep colors and textures used on the walls bring it all together casting an elegant and warm vibe. sound system looks excellent, and the owners promise a cool assortment of DJ’s. we thought the LES had everything, but this new spot is actually a very cool addition. (the photos above were taken during construction, we’ll bring you more tomorrow!)

the Dark Room is located at 165 Ludlow St., between Houston and Stanton. ironically, on the same block where the Luna Lounge is being forced to leave (as we learned from Curbed this week)

Posted on August 12th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink